Harriet S.MeyerMD, Contributing EditorJonathan D.EldredgeMLS, PhD, Journal Review EditorRobertHoganMD, adviser for software
edited by Robert W. Shaw, W. Patrick Soutter, and Stuart L. Stanton, 2nd ed, 961 pp, with illus, $150, ISBN 0-443-05231-X, New York, NY Churchill Livingston, 1997.
The first edition of Gynaecology was such a success that it energized the preeminent editors and their UK colleagues to rewrite it and to expand the the chapters on endoscopy. It is unusual to see a textbook in part aimed at trainees with chapters on hysteroscopy and laparoscopy preceding a chapter on imaging techniques. The editors have properly "tried to emphasise the complications inherent to minimal access surgery and how to avoid them."
The key points at the end of each chapter are outstanding. The extended reference lists provide useful sources for further review. The textbook has six sections: "Basic Principles and Investigations," "Reproductive Medicine," "Benign and Malignant Tumours," "Urogynaecology," "Genitourinary Infections," and "Legal and General." In 15 pages near the front are 70 excellent color illustrations, which are referred to throughout the book. Overall,Gynaecology is a readable textbook providing up-to-date information in the field of general gynecology.
GynecologyGynaecology. JAMA. 1998;279(5):406. doi:10.1001/jama.279.5.406-JBK0204-4-1